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Serving Hinsdale, Chicago, & Calumet City, IL 

Kyphoplasty : Treatment for pain caused by vertebral compression fractures (VCFs)

Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that has been designed to repair vertebral compression fractures by reducing and stabilizing the fractures in the vertebrae. The goal of Kyphoplasty is to relieve pain, restore lost vertebral height, and stabilize the vertebral compression fractures.

How Kyphoplasty works

The procedure involves the insertion of two inflatable bone tamps, into the fractured vertebrae. The bone tamps are precisely inflated using volumetric control, this reduces present fracture and pushes endplates apart restoring vertebral height. Once the correction is set, the bone tamp is removed and the vertebrae is suffused with bone cement that prevents further fracture and collapse.

What to expect during Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour per fractured vertebrae to complete. This may be completed using either local or general anesthesia, Dr. Jain will determine the most appropriate method based on overall condition.

Once the procedure is completed you may experience a remarkable decrease in vertebral pain and improved mobility along with a slight height increase and change in posture.

Patients will require a friend or relative to accompany them in order to drive them home after the use of anesthesia.

What is a vertebral compression fracture?

A compression fracture consists of small breaks or cracks in the vertebrae. These fractures in the bone cause the spine to weaken and collapse. Over time, these fractures affect posture, height, and cause pain.

Some symptoms that may arise from a vertebral compression fracture include:

  • Sudden onset of back pain that becomes chronic and long lasting. Usually developing anywhere between the shoulders and the mid to lower back. 

  • A decrease in the mobility of the spine and the inability to twist or bend over.

  • Hunched over appearance.

  • Loss of height.

  • Pinched nerves and damage to the nerves. This may cause tingling and numbness in the back and make walking difficult.

  • Bladder and bowel control (usually occurs with severe, untreated fractures).


What causes compression fractures?

Most commonly caused by osteoporosis, a decrease in mineral density and bone mass or when the structure and strength of bone decreases. People with osteoporosis may get a compression fracture from a fall or even from daily activities such as getting in and out of a car.

Without the presence of osteoporosis, compression fractures normally result from trauma, such as a car accident or cancer. Cancer tumors may spread to the spine, weakening the vertebrae and causing bone to break.

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NeeRAJ Jain, MD

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Calumet City

1400 Torrence Ave,
Calumet City, IL, 60409


1301 E 47th St Building 2,
Chicago, IL 60653


2845 N Sheridan Blvd Ste 910,
Chicago, IL 60657


908 N Elm St Ste 301,
Hinsdale, IL 60521

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Why Pinnacle Pain Management?

As a leader in Pain Management care in the Chicagoland area, Pinnacle Pain Management, we use state-of-the-art pain treatments to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. At Pinnacle Pain Management, we believe in treating the whole person and permanent relief to improve your everyday life. Among some of the other top reasons to choose Pinnacle Pain Management includes:

Trusted Leader

Dr. Jain's experience, including serving as Medical Director of Pain Management at Hinsdale Hospital for nearly a decade.

Top Doctor

Dr. Jain, in his time with Pinnacle Pain Management, was named a  Top 5 Pain Specialist in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.

Newest Treatments

Pinnacle offers the newest and trusted pain management services and treatments, such as Intracept and VIA disc.